Welcome to the Wheaton College Counseling Center
We’re glad you’re visiting!
The Counseling Center’s mission is to decrease emotional, psychological or behavioral barriers in order to support the intellectual growth and academic success of students. We strive to promote a safe and healthy environment for students by providing developmentally-appropriate, culturally sensitive assessment, diagnosis, recommendations and treatment to full-time students free of charge.
The Counseling Center is open for clinical services when classes are in session. Services are offered in a hybrid modality, with both Zoom teletherapy and in-person counseling available. Please note, while masks are no longer required, it is at the discretion of the provider to request that students wear masks, reschedule their appointment or switch to a telehealth appointment if a student presents to their appointment as ill.
As a reminder, the Mental Health Support line is available 24/7 no matter where a student is in the world, even during breaks. Call us at 508-286-3905 and press 1 when the voicemail comes on to speak with a clinician in the moment.
Services Offered in the Counseling Center
Counseling services are evidence-based, best practice therapeutic interventions and structures for emerging adults within a higher education setting. We follow state and federal ethical, licensure and legal requirements for provision of services and focus on meeting students we work with, where they are at. The Counseling Center offers a variety of FREE services, including but not limited to:
- Emergency same day crisis evaluation, and intervention and referral when necessary
- Short-term, solution focused counseling
- Case management (referrals to off campus providers, groups, psychiatry, etc.)
- Alcohol/drug consultation and referrals
- Outreach and educational programs, workshops, consultation and trainings for departments, groups and individuals on campus
- Referrals for medication evaluations
Ultimately, it is an individual student’s decision whether or not to accept the professional recommendations of clinical staff. Clinicians value self-determination, personal choice and voluntary participation in addressing concerns and problems.
How do I make an appointment?
Beginning on the first day of classes each semester, students may request a clinical appointment by going to InsideWheaton and filling out the Appointment Request Form, by calling us at 508-286-3905, or stopping by (42 Howard St) during office hours. (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please note we are closed for lunch daily from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
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Where to Find Us
42 Howard Street
(Behind Beard Hall)
Wheaton College Counseling Center
26 E. Main Street
Norton, MA 02766
Wheaton College is a JED Campus Graduate
The JED Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults.
Thrivingcampus is a local case management service specifically for college students